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dumber, comparative; dumbest, superlative;
  1. (of a person) Unable to speak, most typically because of congenital deafness
    • - he was born deaf, dumb, and blind
  2. (of animals) Unable to speak as a natural state and thus regarded as helpless or deserving pity

  3. Temporarily unable or unwilling to speak
    • - she stood dumb while he poured out a stream of abuse
  4. Resulting in or expressed by speechlessness
    • - they stared in dumb amazement
  5. Stupid
    • - a dumb question
  6. (of a computer terminal) Able only to transmit data to or receive data from a computer; having no independent processing capability

  1. Simplify or reduce the intellectual content of something so as to make it accessible to a larger number of people
    • - critics have accused publishers of dumbing down books
  2. Become less intellectually challenging
    • - the need to dumb down for mass audiences
  3. Make dumb or unheard; silence
    • - a splendor that dazed the mind and dumbed the tongue

  1. dense: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he ...
  2. speechless: temporarily incapable of speaking; "struck dumb"; "speechless with shock"
  3. lacking the power of human speech; "dumb animals"
  4. unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
  5. (dumbness) denseness: the quality of being mentally slow and limited
  6. In Utero is the third and final studio album by the American grunge band Nirvana, released on September 13, 1993, on DGC Records. Nirvana intended the record to diverge significantly from the polished production of its previous album, Nevermind (1991). ...
  7. "Dumb" is a single by British R'n B group The 411. Released in August 2004, it was included on the group's debut album Between the Sheets. ...
  8. To silence; To make stupid; To represent as stupid; To reduce the intellectual demands of; Unable to speak; lacking power of speech; Of or pertaining to something, especially a person, that is extremely stupid; Pointless, foolish, lacking intellectual content or value
  9. A dumb wine is also a closed wine, but the term dumb is used more pejoratively. Closed wines may need only time to reveal their richness and intensity. Dumb wines may never get any better.
  10. Not revealing flavor or aroma; closed; typical of wines that are too young or too cold.
  11. A description often applied to an immature fine red wine with an undeveloped bouquet. See also Closed.
  12. usually refers to the odor, or lack thereof, in a wine of some future. Many young classic clarets or Cabernet-Sauvignons are considered dumb.
  13. To dream of being dumb, indicates your inability to persuade others into your mode of thinking, and using them for your profit by your glibness of tongue. To the dumb, it denotes false friends.
  14. An ageworthy wine that has lost its youthful fruit but not yet gained the complex bouquet of bottle age, and not showing much of anything during the interim.
  15. Characteristic description of a young wine with yet-to-develop aromas and flavours. A synonym for "closed-in". Named so because it seems "unable to speak".
  16. Describes a phase young wines undergo when their flavors and aromas are undeveloped. A synonym of closed.
  17. The. Arabic abkam pl. bukm.
  18. implying the lack of a programmed in intelligence
  19. From natural infirmity (Exo 4:11); not knowing what to say (Pro 31:8); unwillingness to speak (Psa 39:9; Lev 10:3). Christ repeatedly restored the dumb (Mat 9:32, Mat 9:33; Luk 11:14; Mat 12:22) to the use of speech.
  20. A wine with very little or no nose, common in youthful well made wines.
  21. That's how some fans might feel when they hear terms such as "lockout," "decertification" and "antitrust litigation," and they're to be excused if that's the case. Those words sound complicated, but they aren't really as complex as it might seem. ...
  22. Tasting term for wines that are too young, too cold or have not developed
  23. A device that does not have a CPU and thus cannot process information. A dumb terminal, for example, can only be used in conjunction with a computer, because it is useless alone. cf smart.
  24. Another word for closed. You sense that something is there, but you can't, at present, detect it.
  25. Withheld flavor or aroma common in young or improperly chilled, stored, or aged wines.